About Inventor Steven Klein
Steven D Klein is the inventor of The Mute Caddy. He holds patents and trademarks for his devices with the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office, numbers 5,504,395, 5,460,044, 10,593,310, 11,094,304 and Reg. No.7, 003,366. He has sold his Mute Caddy products from coast-to-coast in the United States and on four continents. Most Mute Caddy products are made in the USA, with one model manufactured to our strict specifications in Taiwan.
Klein, as a trumpet player, saw the need for a trumpet players to have a place to conveniently store their mutes during a rehearsal, performance or recording session. The Mute Caddy ends the problem a musician has of scrambling around looking for their mutes, just as a muted passage is approaching. With The Mute Caddy, the mutes are always in the player's line-of-site, within easy reach.
The Mute Caddy is used in Broadway productions and prestigious concert venues all over the country, as well as the private studios of many musicians and trumpet teachers. Some of the world's finest trumpet players, including 12-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, Bach Performing Artist and Clinician Morris Northcutt, Grammy-nominated artist David Longoria and Studio Legend Rick Baptist are among the many trumpet players to endorse and use The Mute Caddy.
The Mute Caddy, a division of SK Inventions, Inc, is a licensed corporation in the State of California. Klein is a member of numerous organizations supporting music and the arts including the International Trumpet Guild, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and NAMM.
Klein has received many awards, including being conferred the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel, a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Monterey Park (CA), the California Senate, the City of Los Angeles, being named a Red Cross Ambassador. He received the "Pride of the Union" award from the California Federation of Teachers. He has donated almost 20 gallons of his own blood and is recognized on the Wall of Fame at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.